Wiring a Home Wiring an Office Consulting Services Cable Guides Customer Ratings  View Cart McAfee Secure sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams

View Cart  Help Desk TellAFriend
Call Us:     1-469 955-1740
8am - 5pm CST Mon - Fri

Like us? Join us: Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to our YouTube channel

Structured Wiring Design Manual
Solutions for wiring a home
Wiring an Office
Retail/Restaurant Wiring
Do it Yourself Resources
Structured Wiring by the Sq Ft
Consulting Services
Cat5e and Cat6 Comparision

Structured Wiring
A/V Switching & Extension
Premises Wiring
Home Audio
Wall Plates
Video Distribution
IP Cameras

Lighting Controls
Occupancy Sensors
Clearance Products

Bulk Cable
Residential Composite Cable
Bulk Cat6 Cable
Bulk Cat5e Cable
RG6 Coaxial Cable
In-Wall Speaker Cable

patch cables

Audio Video Cables

Tools & Testers
Paladin Structured Wiring Kit

Products by Manufacturer
Customer Service
Privacy Policy

Click to see Customer Ratings

BroadbandUtopia is upfront

Follow us on Facebook - Get a free punch down tool.

Home > Structured Wiring > Home Audio > Avia II Guide to home theater

Avia II Guide to home theater

Avia II Guide to home theater

Just released, works for SD, ED and HD TVs.

Avia II Contents


Home Theater Components

Source Components Video Displays Surround Sound Components Accessories Video Basics

Standard Definition Enhanced Definition High Definition HD Technology

HD Displays HD Source Components HD Disc Technology Audio Basics

Analog and Digital Audio Stereo and Multichannel Audio Multichannel Audio Formats Making the Connection

Video Source Connections Audio Source Connections Speaker Connections The Home Theater Environment

Video Display Placement Speaker Placement Room Acoustics Home Theater Lighting


Standard Video Adjustments

Contrast Brightness Sharpness Color and Tint Red Push Standard Audio Adjustments

Channel Identification Phase Matching Speaker Levels Using a Sound-level Meter Adjusting Subwoofer Phase and Level


Advanced Video Test Patterns (all widescreen, each category containing multiple patterns)

Checker Steps Circle Hatches Color Bars Color Fields Gamma Gray Fields (every 2.5 IRE from 7.5 to 100 IRE) Gray Windows (every 2.5 IRE from 2.5 to 107 IRE) Hatches High-Monotonicity Steps Horizontal Sweeps Levels (contrast and brightness) Miscellaneous (including checks for banding, bias light,color-upsampling error, projection-set hot spots, overscan, pixel cropping, color-wheel behavior, screen uniformity) Motion & Moving Zone Plates (tests for system behavior with intermixed progressive/interlaced program material) Ramps Resolution and Sharpness Steps Vertical Sweeps

Extended Audio Test Tones (all 5.1/6.1-Dolby Digital EX)

Main Speaker Setup

5.1/6.1-Channel Speaker Identification 5/6-Channel Balancing Individual Channel-balance signals 6.1-Channel speaker-phase tests Subwoofer Setup (signals provided for four different system crossover frequencies)

Subwoofer Level Subwoofer Phase Subwoofer/Satellite Crossover-Response Smoothness Verification/Evaluation

Circulating Noise Bands Circulating Ambience Generator Clicks Speaker Matching Low-Frequency Extension/Rattle Test (500 Hz to 5 Hz) Absolute Polarity Background Noise Reference Tones

3 minutes of continuous, highly accurate pink noise in each channel

Extensive DVD-ROM documentation (Glossary plus a full-color, 50-page manual on the Advanced Video and Extended Audio signals)

Availability In Stock : Order by 3.00 PM CST for same day shipping (Mon-Fri)

Wiring your home or office? Need input from friends & colleagues? Go social by clicking on your favorite social networking tool below.